Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Noah's Ark Paper Plate Craft


Materials

Steps

1. Introduce the story of Noah's Ark to your child(ren) with appropriate materials. I have listed some materials at the end of this post to help you get started.

2. You will need two plates per child.  One plate for the background and one to form the boat and rainbow. Cut one plate in half and cut that half to form the boat and rainbow.

3. Color the plates. The larger, intact one should be colored blue for the sky and water.  The boat and rainbow can be colored appropriate colors (or whatever color you little ones would like to use).
Coloring the sky and water. 
Coloring the boat.

4. Glue the boat and rainbow onto the larger plate.
Getting all the necessary materials. 
5. Optional. Before gluing the boat onto the paper plate, your child can attach animals to the plate to ride in the boat. Children can either draw their own animals or find pictures to glue onto their craft. 

2 year old's finished project. 

Resources

123 Homeschool 4 Me's Noah's Ark Craft 
Arsty Craftsy Mom's Noah's Ark Craft 




Friday, July 21, 2017

The Four Seasons

To help my children understand and learn about the four seasons, we created different Seasons Bottles together.

Materials




Winter

My son helped put the items in for winter included snowflake ribbon and red and green pom-poms.





Autumn

My daughter helped with the Autumn bottle putting in orange raffia, leaf ribbon, and orange and brown pom-poms.



Spring 

This one is still waiting to be completed as we gather materials for it. 

Summer 

We placed small sea shells in this bottle and when we get sand from our next trip the shore, we will put some of that in the bottle as well. 



If your children are older, you can have them collect the various items from your home, the store, and neighborhood for your seasons bottles. 

After they are completed, I would recommend gluing the lids onto the bottles.  

Resources 
Mama. Papa, Bubba. Season Sensory Bottles
Sun Hats and Wellie Boots Discovery Bottles: Four Seasons 





Friday, July 7, 2017

Veggie Tales Toilet Paper Rolls


For my son's fourth birthday party, we held a Veggie Tales themed party.  As there are not many options for decorations, I created a lot on my own.

These toilet paper and paper towel roll Veggie Tales characters can be made with or without your children's help.  I painted them all myself but your child could easily do the painting and even the decorating depending upon their age.

Materials

Laura, Mr. Nezzer, Mr. Lunt, and Madame Blueberry 



Steps
1. Gather your materials.
2. Paint your rolls (depending on which characters you want to create, you will need different colors).
Green: Larry, Peas, Mr. Nezzer, Pa Grape, Archibald, Petunia, Junior, the scallions
Red: Bob
Orange: Laura, Jimmy, Scooter, the Peach
Blue: Madame Blueberry
Yellow: Mr. Lunt and Jerry
3. After your rolls are dry, draw faces on your characters.
4. Cut out needed materials for your characters and attach them to the dry, painted rolls.

Larry, Bob, and the French Peas 


We used our characters as decorations and after the party the children have been playing with them.  After almost two weeks, they are still in pretty good shape considering they are just cardboard.

Jimmy and Jerry Gourd
Pa Grape and Archibald 
Petunia and Scooter 


Resources

I saw this image on Pinterest and thought, hey I can make those!
My Party Ideas - Veggie Tales Pinterest Board.
Official Veggie Tales Webpage

We have enjoyed all these movies together as a family.  (Affiliate links are including for products on this page.)


Monday, July 3, 2017

Veggie Tales Balloons


We celebrated my son's fourth birthday with a Veggie Tales themed party.  Since their party items are a bit harder to find and those I did find, were a little too expensive for our budget, I made a lot of decorations for his party myself.

These are our Veggie Tales Balloons.  I used 7 inch and 9 inch balloons.  We also made others for the porch including Jimmy and Jerry Gourd.


Larry Cucumber 

Bob the Tomato 

French Peas 


close-up of Mr. Nezzer 
Pa Grape and Mr. Nezzer 

Scooter and Archibald Asparagus 

close-up of Archibald Asparagus
Mr. Lunt
Junior Asparagus 


The characters who wear hats (like Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape) as well as the asparagus were a little more complicated to draw.  Mr. Lunt was especially difficult as he doesn't have any eyes because they are always covered up by his hat, hair, or something else in the cartoon.


Resources 

Little Lamb Gallery Inspiration's Veggie Tale Party 
Crafty Geek Mom's Veggie Tale Party 
My Pinterest Party Ideas - Veggie Tales 

Here are some Veggie Tales items for your little one.  (P.S. I really liked Celery Night Fever.  Very funny.) (affiliate links included)